xiàyǔ (下雨)

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No verbal counterpart. The Mandarin counterpart of RAIN is only a noun. It usually takes a verb xia ‘drop’ in the sentence.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(69)
Xià yǔ le.
xiayu
rain
le
PRES
‘It is raining.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y